I went to Rutgers open house today

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    and visited the College of Nursing. There were two information sessions...one was about the college of nursing and it's curriculum...the other was a tour of the nursing skills lab. I was very impressed by what I heard, I had hoped I would be admitted. I'm transferring from Essex County College (I did complete my first semester of the nursing program in the Fall of 2004...but I didn't make it to semester 2 by 2 measly points.... ). Anywho, the facilitator of the information session told us that they only accept 30 freshman applicants and 30 transfer applicants.... . Also that they only look at applicants who have a 3.4 gpa or higher....what the heck...I never saw anything on the website about having a 3.4 gpa. I was soooo dissappointed....well...back to the drawing board. I did apply to Mountainside and Bloomfield College. I've been thinking about applying to Seton Hall University also. I was accepted to the Trinitas School of Nursing but I have to wait to be invited to NURE 130....meaning they want you to take a few courses at UCC before they admit you.

    ""Sorry everyone...just wanted to vent""

    Fatima

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    Quote from fnimat1
    and visited the College of Nursing. There were two information sessions...one was about the college of nursing and it's curriculum...the other was a tour of the nursing skills lab. I was very impressed by what I heard, I had hoped I would be admitted. I'm transferring from Essex County College (I did complete my first semester of the nursing program in the Fall of 2004...but I didn't make it to semester 2 by 2 measly points.... ). Anywho, the facilitator of the information session told us that they only accept 30 freshman applicants and 30 transfer applicants.... . Also that they only look at applicants who have a 3.4 gpa or higher....what the heck...I never saw anything on the website about having a 3.4 gpa. I was soooo dissappointed....well...back to the drawing board. I did apply to Mountainside and Bloomfield College. I've been thinking about applying to Seton Hall University also. I was accepted to the Trinitas School of Nursing but I have to wait to be invited to NURE 130....meaning they want you to take a few courses at UCC before they admit you.

    ""Sorry everyone...just wanted to vent""

    Fatima
    Congrats on your acceptance!!...You should def apply to Seton Hall...I go to Seton Hall right now for my degree (not nursing) and it's a great school with a great nursing program...but it's really hard too!!...Like you, i was accepted to Trinitas, but I'm really waiting to hear from Muhlenberg b/c that's where i really wanna go....so just wanted to say good for you and i wish you luck!!!!!
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    Quote from MishMosh
    Congrats on your acceptance!!...You should def apply to Seton Hall...I go to Seton Hall right now for my degree (not nursing) and it's a great school with a great nursing program...but it's really hard too!!...Like you, i was accepted to Trinitas, but I'm really waiting to hear from Muhlenberg b/c that's where i really wanna go....so just wanted to say good for you and i wish you luck!!!!!


    Hi,
    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I did complete my application online. I have to send for my transcripts from ECC and high school. I hope I get accepted somewhere..... .

    Fatima
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    I hear you, NJ nursing schools are tough!!!! They are all super-competitive and the waiting lists are insane!!

    I was just accepted to the RN program @ Holy Name Hospital, I am really happy about that! I have also applied to Bergen Community, I am waiting to take the entrance exam, they accept the top 100 scores for Fall, which is really crazy!!! So you could have a 4.0 but another person has a 2.5, if the 2.5 gpa does better on the entrance exam, they get in!! Definitely not fair!!!

    Good luck!!!!! Nursing school will be an adventure and getting in is 1/2 of it!!!! :chuckle

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    Quote from cn2007rn
    I hear you, NJ nursing schools are tough!!!! They are all super-competitive and the waiting lists are insane!!

    I was just accepted to the RN program @ Holy Name Hospital, I am really happy about that! I have also applied to Bergen Community, I am waiting to take the entrance exam, they accept the top 100 scores for Fall, which is really crazy!!! So you could have a 4.0 but another person has a 2.5, if the 2.5 gpa does better on the entrance exam, they get in!! Definitely not fair!!!

    Good luck!!!!! Nursing school will be an adventure and getting in is 1/2 of it!!!! :chuckle


    I hear ya,
    I have been thinking that I should still shoot for Rutgers. If I get accepted into the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and complete 24 credits, finish with a gpa of 3.4 or higher, I could do a college to college transfer. Then maybe I'll get accepted. . I also went to Bloomfield College's open house. I was impressed that it was a very small college and you get a lot of one on one attention. We talked to the chairperson of the college and I asked her about the NCLEX passing rate of the class of 2004. And she said, "Well to be honest, they didn't do very well the first time around, but I've been in contact with many of them and they did pass it on the first try." I did not like hearing that, this school cost over $13,000 a year. I don't know. I guess I'll figure it out.


    Fatima
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    Quote from fnimat1
    I hear ya,
    I have been thinking that I should still shoot for Rutgers. If I get accepted into the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and complete 24 credits, finish with a gpa of 3.4 or higher, I could do a college to college transfer. Then maybe I'll get accepted. . I also went to Bloomfield College's open house. I was impressed that it was a very small college and you get a lot of one on one attention. We talked to the chairperson of the college and I asked her about the NCLEX passing rate of the class of 2004. And she said, "Well to be honest, they didn't do very well the first time around, but I've been in contact with many of them and they did pass it on the first try." I did not like hearing that, this school cost over $13,000 a year. I don't know. I guess I'll figure it out.


    Fatima

    I checked the NCLEX passing rate of 2004 of bloomfield college. It is only 46% something, the only one that is below 60% in NJ. I think they have 14 took the exam, only 6 passed.


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